Research Fellow ( Bioelectronics and Neurotechnology)

Job Description

The laboratory of Assistant Professor (Presidential Young Professorship) Liu Yuxin in the Biomedical Engineering Department at National University of Singapore seeks postdoctoral fellows with strong enthusiasm and interest in flexible electronics, bioelectronics, neurotechnology, brain-machine-interface research.

Biological systems are typically soft and highly dynamic with cellular growth and functional self-renewal, while conventional implantable electronics are rigid and unable to intelligently accommodate a complex biological microenvironment, leading to the enormous functional and biomechanical gap at the bio-electronics interface. Through electronic material development and nano/microfabrication innovation, we will develop next-generation polymeric electronic materials and microelectronics that mimic the properties of biological tissue, autonomously respond to rapid cellular growth, while providing chronic and high-bandwidth neural-machine communication at single-cell precision. Together with a team of experienced clinicians and biologists, we will also develop precision electronic medicine (using “electron” rather than “molecules” as therapy) that can treat chronic diseases, particularly autoimmune diseases via targeted and personalized neuromodulation.

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Job Requirements

  • Possess a PhD in Neural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Flexible Electronics, Material Science and Engineering or related fields .
  • A strong interest in bioelectronics, neural engineering, flexible electronics and brain-machine interface. Scientific curiosity and motivation to perform scientifically rigorous experimental work.
  • Excellence in conducting independent research with great critical thinking and experimental design. Interested in working in a multidisciplinary team and leading a multidisciplinary project.
  • Strong technical understanding of bioelectronics, neural engineering and flexible electronics. Good understanding of basic clinical principles and mechanisms of the nervous system.
  • Research experience in nano/microfabrication in clean room, especially microfabrication of polymeric electronic devices is advantageous.
  • Research experience with animal or cell culture is advantageous.
  • Strong written and spoken communication.
  • Open to fixed-term contract.

Interested candidates are invited to apply via the NUS career site.  Please include a detailed CV, a 5-slide presentation that summarizes your previous research accomplishments, together with four referee contacts.

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department : Biomedical Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 18609

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